1941 World Series

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1941 World Series Program


The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall.

The name "Subway Series" arose for a World Series played between two New York City teams. The series was punctuated by the Dodgers' Mickey Owen's dropped third strike of a sharply breaking curveball (a suspected spitball) pitched by Hugh Casey in the ninth inning of Game 4. The play led to a Yankees rally and brought them one win away from another championship.

The Yankees were back after a one-year hiatus, having won thirteen (13) of their last fourteen (14) Series games and twenty-eight (28) of their last thirty-one (31) games in the World Series.

This was the first Subway Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees, who had already faced the crosstown New York Giants five times, and the Series was now 1–0 in favor of the Bronx Bombers. These two teams would meet a total of seven (7) times from 1941–1956—the Dodgers' only victory coming in 1955.


1941 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 1st, 1941
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 68,540

1941 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 6 0
New York 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 x 3 6 1


1941 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Brooklyn Dodgers 2, New York Yankees 3

Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Walker rf 3 0 0 0 Sturm 1b 3 0 1 0
Herman 2b 3 0 0 0 Rolfe 3b 3 0 1 0
Reiser cf 3 0 0 0 Henrich rf 4 0 0 0
Camilli 1b 4 0 0 0 DiMaggio cf 4 0 0 0
Medwick lf 4 0 1 0 Keller lf 2 2 0 0
Lavagetto 3b 4 1 0 0 Dickey c 4 0 2 1
Reese ss 4 1 3 0 Gordon 2b 2 1 2 2
Owen c 2 0 1 1 Rizzuto ss 4 0 0 0
Riggs ph 1 0 1 1 Ruffing p 3 0 0 0
Franks c 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Davis p 2 0 0 0 - - - - -
Casey p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Wasdell ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Allen p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 32 2 6 2 Total 29 3 6 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 6 0
New York 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 x 3 6 1
Brooklyn Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Davis L(0-1) 5.1 6 3 3 3 1
Casey 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Allen 2.0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 8.0 6 3 3 5 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Ruffing W(1-0) 9.0 6 2 1 3 5
Total 9.0 6 2 1 3 5

E–Rizzuto (1). DP–New York 2. 2B–New York Dickey (1,off Davis). 3B–Brooklyn Owen (1,off Ruffing). HR–New York Gordon (1,2nd inning off Davis 0 on, 2 out). HBP–Sturm (1,by Allen). IBB–Gordon (1,by Davis). CS–Sturm (1,2nd base by Allen/Franks). HBP–Allen (1,Sturm). IBB–Davis (1,Gordon). U-HP–Bill McGowan (AL), 1B–Babe Pinelli (NL), 2B–Bill Grieve (AL), 3B–Larry Goetz (AL). T–2:08. A–68,540.


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1941 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 2nd, 1941
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 66,248

1941 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 6 2
New York 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1

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1941 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Brooklyn Dodgers 3, New York Yankees 2

Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Walker rf 4 1 0 0 Sturm 1b 5 0 1 0
Herman 2b 4 0 1 0 Rolfe 3b 5 0 1 0
Reiser cf 4 0 0 0 Henrich rf 4 1 1 0
Camilli 1b 3 1 1 1 DiMaggio cf 3 0 0 0
Medwick lf 4 1 2 0 Keller lf 4 1 2 1
Lavagetto 3b 3 0 1 0 Dickey c 4 0 0 0
Reese ss 4 0 0 1 Bordagaray pr 0 0 0 0
Owen c 2 0 1 1 Rosar c 0 0 0 0
Wyatt p 3 0 0 0 Gordon 2b 1 0 1 0
- - - - - Rizzuto ss 4 0 1 0
- - - - - Chandler p 2 0 1 1
- - - - - Murphy p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Selkirk ph 1 0 1 0
Total 31 3 6 3 Total 34 2 9 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 6 2
New York 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1
Brooklyn Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Wyatt W(1-0) 9.0 9 2 2 5 5
Total 9.0 9 2 2 5 5
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Chandler L(0-1) 5.0 4 3 2 2 2
Murphy 4.0 2 0 0 1 2
Total 9.0 6 3 2 3 4

E–Reese 2 (2), Gordon (1). DP–Brooklyn 1, New York 3. 2B–Brooklyn Medwick (1,off Chandler), New York Henrich (1,off Wyatt). IBB–Gordon (2,by Wyatt). CS–Owen (1,2nd base by Murphy/Dickey). IBB–Wyatt (1,Gordon). U-HP–Babe Pinelli (NL), 1B–Bill Grieve (AL), 2B–Larry Goetz (AL), 3B–Bill McGowan (AL). T–2:31. A–66,248.


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1941 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 4th, 1941
Location Ebbets Field
Attendance 33,100

1941 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 8 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0


1941 World Series Game 3-Box Score

New York Yankees 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 1

New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Sturm 1b 4 0 1 0 Reese ss 4 0 1 1
Rolfe 3b 4 1 2 0 Herman 2b 1 0 0 0
Henrich rf 3 1 1 0 Coscarart 2b 2 0 0 0
DiMaggio cf 4 0 2 1 Reiser cf 4 0 1 0
Keller lf 4 0 1 1 Medwick lf 4 0 1 0
Dickey c 4 0 0 0 Lavagetto 3b 3 0 0 0
Gordon 2b 3 0 1 0 Camilli 1b 3 0 0 0
Rizzuto ss 3 0 0 0 Walker rf 3 1 1 0
Russo p 4 0 0 0 Owen c 3 0 0 0
- - - - - Fitzsimmons p 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Casey p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - French p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Galan ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Allen p 0 0 0 0
Total 33 2 8 2 Total 30 1 4 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 8 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Russo W(1-0) 9.0 4 1 1 2 5
Total 9.0 4 1 1 2 5
Brooklyn Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Fitzsimmons 7.0 4 0 0 3 1
Casey L(0-1) 0.1 4 2 2 0 0
French 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Allen 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 8 2 2 3 1

E–None. DP–New York 1, Brooklyn 1. 2B–Brooklyn Reiser (1,off Russo); Walker (1,off Russo). 3B–New York Gordon (1,off Fitzsimmons). IBB–Rizzuto (1,by Fitzsimmons). SB–Rizzuto (1,2nd base off Fitzsimmons/Owen); Sturm (1,2nd base off Fitzsimmons/Owen). IBB–Fitzsimmons (1,Rizzuto). U-HP–Bill Grieve (AL), 1B–Larry Goetz (AL), 2B–Bill McGowan (AL), 3B–Babe Pinelli (NL). T–2:22. A–33,100.


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1941 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 5th, 1941
Location Ebbets Field
Attendance 33,813

1941 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 7 12 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 9 1


1941 World Series Game 4-Box Score

New York Yankees 7, Brooklyn Dodgers 4

New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Sturm 1b 5 0 2 2 Reese ss 5 0 0 0
Rolfe 3b 5 1 2 0 Walker rf 5 1 2 0
Henrich rf 4 1 0 0 Reiser cf 5 1 2 2
DiMaggio cf 4 1 2 0 Camilli 1b 4 0 2 0
Keller lf 5 1 4 3 Riggs 3b 3 0 0 0
Dickey c 2 2 0 0 Medwick lf 2 0 0 0
Gordon 2b 5 1 2 2 Allen p 0 0 0 0
Rizzuto ss 4 0 0 0 Casey p 2 0 1 0
Donald p 2 0 0 0 Owen c 2 1 0 0
Breuer p 1 0 0 0 Coscarart 2b 3 1 0 0
Selkirk ph 1 0 0 0 Higbe p 1 0 1 0
Murphy p 1 0 0 0 French p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Wasdell ph,lf 3 0 1 2
Total 39 7 12 7 Total 35 4 9 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 7 12 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Donald 4.0 6 4 4 3 2
Breuer 3.0 3 0 0 1 2
Murphy W(1-0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 9 4 4 4 5
Brooklyn Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Higbe 3.2 6 3 3 2 1
French 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Allen 0.2 1 0 0 1 0
Casey L(0-2) 4.1 5 4 0 2 1
Total 9.0 12 7 3 5 2

E–Owen (1). DP–New York 1. 2B–New York Keller 2 (2,off Higbe,off Casey); Gordon (1,off Casey), Brooklyn Camilli (1,off Donald); Wasdell (1,off Donald); Walker (2,off Donald). HR–Brooklyn Reiser (1,5th inning off Donald 1 on, 0 out). HBP–Henrich (1,by Allen). HBP–Allen (2,Henrich). U-HP–Larry Goetz (AL), 1B–Bill McGowan (AL), 2B–Babe Pinelli (NL), 3B–Bill Grieve (AL). T–2:54. A–33,813.


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1941 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 6th, 1941
Location Ebbets Field
Attendance 34,072

1941 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
Brooklyn 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1


1941 World Series Game 5-Box Score

New York Yankees 3, Brooklyn Dodgers 1

New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Sturm 1b 4 0 1 0 Walker rf 3 0 1 0
Rolfe 3b 3 0 0 0 Riggs 3b 4 0 1 0
Henrich rf 3 1 1 1 Reiser cf 4 0 1 1
DiMaggio cf 4 0 1 0 Camilli 1b 4 0 0 0
Keller lf 3 1 0 0 Medwick lf 3 0 0 0
Dickey c 4 1 1 0 Reese ss 3 0 0 0
Gordon 2b 3 0 1 1 Wasdell ph 1 0 0 0
Rizzuto ss 3 0 1 0 Owen c 3 0 0 0
Bonham p 4 0 0 0 Coscarart 2b 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Galan ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Herman 2b 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Wyatt p 3 1 1 0
Total 31 3 6 2 Total 31 1 4 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
Brooklyn 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Bonham W(1-0) 9.0 4 1 1 2 2
Total 9.0 4 1 1 2 2
Brooklyn Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Wyatt L(1-1) 9.0 6 3 3 5 9
Total 9.0 6 3 3 5 9

E–Reese (3). DP–Brooklyn 3. 2B–Brooklyn Wyatt (1,off Bonham). 3B–Brooklyn Reiser (1,off Bonham). HR–New York Henrich (1,5th inning off Wyatt 0 on, 1 out). CS–Rolfe (1,3rd base by Wyatt/Owen). WP–Wyatt (1). U-HP–Bill McGowan (AL), 1B–Babe Pinelli (NL), 2B–Bill Grieve (AL), 3B–Larry Goetz (AL). T–2:13. A–34,072.


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New York Yankees Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Tiny Bonham p 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 4 0
French Bordagaray pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Marv Breuer p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Spud Chandler p 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0 0 0
Bill Dickey c 5 18 3 1 0 0 3 1 .167 3 1 0
Joe DiMaggio of 5 19 5 0 0 0 1 1 .263 2 2 0
Atley Donald p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Joe Gordon 2b 5 14 7 1 1 1 2 5 .500 7 0 0
Tommy Henrich of 5 18 3 1 0 1 4 1 .167 3 3 0
Charlie Keller of 5 18 7 2 0 0 5 5 .389 3 1 0
Johnny Murphy p 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Phil Rizzuto ss 5 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 .111 3 1 1
Red Rolfe 3b 5 20 6 0 0 0 2 0 .300 2 1 0
Buddy Rosar c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Red Ruffing p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Marius Russo p 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
George Selkirk ph 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0
Johnny Sturm 1b 5 21 6 0 0 0 0 2 .286 0 2 1
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 166 41 5 1 2 17 16 .247 23 18 2



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New York Yankees Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Tiny Bonham 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 1.00 4 2 1 2
Marv Breuer 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 0.00 3 2 0 1
Spud Chandler 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 3.60 4 2 2 2
Atley Donald 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 9.00 6 2 4 3
Johnny Murphy 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 6.0 0.00 2 3 0 1
Red Ruffing 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 1.00 6 5 1 3
Marius Russo 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 1.00 4 5 1 2
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 1 8 5 3 0 0 45.0 1.80 29 21 9 14

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1941 World Series

Brooklyn Dodgers Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Johnny Allen p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dolph Camilli 1b 5 18 3 1 0 0 1 1 .167 1 6 0
Hugh Casey p 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 1 0
Pete Coscarart 2b 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1 2 0
Curt Davis p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Freddie Fitzsimmons p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Herman Franks c 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Larry French p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Augie Galan ph 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Billy Herman 2b 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 2 0 0
Kirby Higbe p 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0
Cookie Lavagetto 3b 3 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 2 0 0
Joe Medwick of 5 17 4 1 0 0 1 0 .235 1 2 0
Mickey Owen c 5 12 2 0 1 0 1 2 .167 3 0 0
Pee Wee Reese ss 5 20 4 0 0 0 1 2 .200 0 0 0
Pete Reiser of 5 20 4 1 1 1 1 3 .200 1 6 0
Lew Riggs 3b 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 .250 1 1 0
Dixie Walker of 5 18 4 2 0 0 3 0 .222 2 1 0
Jimmy Wasdell of 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .200 0 0 0
Whit Wyatt p 2 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 .167 0 1 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 159 29 7 2 1 11 11 .182 14 21 0

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Brooklyn Dodgers Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Johnny Allen 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3.2 0.00 1 0 0 3
Hugh Casey 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 5.1 3.38 9 1 2 2
Curt Davis 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.1 5.06 6 1 3 3
Freddie Fitzsimmons 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 0.00 4 1 0 3
Larry French 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 0 0 0 0
Kirby Higbe 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3.2 7.36 6 1 3 2
Whit Wyatt 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 2.50 15 14 5 10
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 1 4 13 5 2 0 0 44.0 2.66 41 18 13 23

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